Enriched colony cage production

Across the EU conventional 'battery' cages were banned in 2012.  In the UK, they have been replaced by larger, ‘enriched’ colony cages...

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Free range egg production

For eggs to be termed 'free range', hens must have continuous daytime access to runs which are mainly covered with vegetation and a maximum stocking density of 2,500 birds per hectare...

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Barn egg production

In the barn system hens are able to move freely around the house. The EU Welfare of Laying Hens Directive stipulates a maximum stocking density of 9 hens per square metre of useable floor space....

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Organic egg production

Hens producing organic eggs are free range. In addition, they must be fed an organically produced diet and ranged on organic land...

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